Frenchman's Bar Regional Park
This lush 120-acre regional park is located on the Columbia River about two miles west of Vancouver Lake Park. It was dedicated in 1997 and features a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. A 2.5 mile trail connects the park to Vancouver Lake Regional Park.
- 2 shelters
- 9 barbecue grills
- 34 picnic tables
- 2 pieces of playground equipment
- 2 drinking fountains
- 5 restrooms
- 2.79 miles of gravel/dirt path - Trail map
- 220 parking spaces, plus 15 disabled parking stalls
Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park has two reservable picnic shelters.
Langsdorf Landing shelter can seat 50 people and rents for $50 a day, with the reservation fee increasing to $75 on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The shelter has six picnic tables and garbage cans.
Riverview shelter can seat 100 people and rents for $100, with the reservation fee increasing to $150 on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. One-half of the shelter can be rented for $50 a day, with the reservation fee increasing to $75 on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Each half of the Riverview shelter has six picnic tables, a charcoal barbecue grill, a sink with cold running water, a prep surface, electrical outlets and garbage cans.
Other portions of the park may be available for weddings and other events with an approved special use permit. Air-inflated “bounce houses” are allowed with approved special use permits, but dunk tanks are not.
Swimming is not recommended at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park because of steep drop-offs and swift currents in the Columbia River. There are no lifeguards on duty. Park users who swim in the river do so at their own risk. Parents are urged to be vigilant watching children near the water. In addition, no personal watercraft may access the beach for any reason, including docking or loading and unloading people.
Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park has eight sand volleyball courts. Nets are typically up between May 15 and September 15. The sand courts can be reserved by the hour or by the day for a fee.
7 a.m. to dusk